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219 Famous Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
8/28/1749 - 3/22/1832
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Action Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Action Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves

Government Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Ignorance Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Loving is a feeling that brings both joy and pain to my heart. Joy from being with you, being filled with an emotion so deep and tender that no other feeling can compare. Pain from knowing that I'm so in love, that I'm more vulnerable than I've ever

Joy Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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For the nature of women is closely allied to art

Nature Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment

Unhappiness Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image

Behavior Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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He who moves not forward, goes backward

Courage Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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In all things it is better to hope than to despair

Despair Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.

Kindness Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Language Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

Manners Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.

Nobility Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

Responsibility Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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For to give is the business of the rich. [Lat., Denn Geben ist Sache des Reichen.]

Gifts Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Hermann und Dorothea (I, 15)

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The universal subjugator, the commonplace. [Ger., Was uns alle bandigt, das Gemeine.]

Unity Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Taschenbuch fur Damen auf das Jahr

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What one has wished for in youth, in old age one has in abundance. [Ger., Was man in der Jugend wunscht, hat man im Alter die Fulle.]

Wishes Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Wahrheit und Dichtung (motto to part II)

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For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears. [Ger., Denn ein wanderndes Madchen ist immer von schwankendem Rufe.]

Reputation Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Hermann und Dorothea (VII, 93)

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A wounded heart can with difficulty be cured. [Ger., Doch ein gekranktes Herz erholt sich schwer.]

Heart Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Torquato Tasso (IV, 4, 24)

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Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality. [Ger., Wissenschaft und Kunst gehoren der Welt an, und vor ihhen verschwinden die Schranken der Nationalitat.]

Science Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: In a conversation with a German historian

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It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Enjoyment Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.

Hatred Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.

Language Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.

Literature Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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